Euro-Star energy fullgrip breeches: review

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  • Euro-Star energy fullgrip breeches


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    • Great style and cut
    • Elastic finish at ankles
    • Real pockets on the front
    • Dry very quickly
    • Close-contact feel with the saddle


    • Seat clammy in hot weather
    • Some bobbling after multiple washes

    Price as reviewed:


    Our reviewer loved these breeches despite them being a little warm in the summer months

    I tested the Euro-Star energy fullgrip breeches in a gorgeous sea green colour called titanium.

    I am usually a German 38. These are a 36 but they fit perfectly so they come up on the generous side with their sizing.

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    They’re heaped with great features, my favourite of which was the incredible close-contact feeling they offer when riding. It’s like wearing a second skin.

    Due to the technical nature of the fabric I found them the perfect breeches for spring and autumn riding, but during the hottest of summer days, the full seat did get a bit clammy.

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    But they became my go-to breeches for showery days as they dry in no time.

    Clammy factor aside, the fabric is sheer and flattering, covering up lumps and bumps (yes, OK, cellulite!) in a way I didn’t really think was possible from skin-tight clothing.

    I liked the flex design on the ankle. I have ruined so many pieces of clothing through washing them with Velcro-bottomed breeches that I have forgotten to do up and have snagged on other things in the washing machine.

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    And don’t even get me started on the silly design of some breeches, where the spiky side of the Velcro digs into your leg under your socks!

    Anyway, no such issues with these breeches.

    They attracted lots of complements from fellow liveries, even though the waffle pattern on the full seat resembles a drain cover. But I like it.

    And the false pockets on the back are a nice touch. I was a bit worried that the false zip pull would jingle — especially in sitting trot — but it didn’t.

    The real pockets on the front are super handy. It’s amazing the number of times I can leave the house without a hair band and miraculously find one in the pocket.

    Even though I really loved these breeches, they did develop some bobbling after a few washes. But I did test them good and proper; not just for a week or two.

    Overall I’d say that these are great technical breeches, but make sure you wash them inside out and perhaps have another pair to hand in the height of summer.


    A fantastic pair of technical breeches

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